Oct 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Cognitive Science, B.A.


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In addition to adhering to General Education  and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the Cognitive Science major, B.A., requires 52-53 units (some of which simultaneously meet general education requirements). Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade, and they may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. All major course requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Cognitive Science, B.A. Four-Year Course Plan  

Lower Division Major Requirements [24-25 Units]


Introduction to Cognitive Science Requirement [4 units]


Complete the following course:

Quantitative Reasoning Requirement [4 units]


Complete one course chosen from the following:

Statistical Methods Requirement [4-5 units]


Complete one course chosen from the following:

Computing Requirement [4 units]


Complete one introductory computing course chosen from the following:

Upper Division Major Requirements [28 Units]


Upper Division Major Core Requirement [8 units]


Complete the following course:

One Additional Major Core Course


Complete one of the following two courses:

Additional Upper Division Cognitive Science Requirement [16 units]


Complete at least four additional upper division courses in Cognitive Science. One upper division course in Philosophy may be substituted.

Additional Upper Division Elective Requirement [4 units]


Complete one additional upper division course in Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Arts, Management, Economics, Biology, or Computer Science and Engineering.

Transfer Students


Transfer students planning to major in Cognitive Science should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the Cognitive Science major without specific major preparation. Below are the current Transfer Selection Criteria for the Cognitive Science Major.

Transfer Selection Criteria


To be admitted to the Cognitive Science major transfer students must meet the following requirements:

Applicants will, at the time of admission have completed at minimum each of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a “C‐” or better:

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